Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

"To maintain a healthy and diverse forest wildlife community, we work with landowners to make sure a variety of forested habitats are present on the landscape," says Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Both game and nongame wildlife, including many species of conservation concern, benefit from the active forest management practices promoted by the Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership. Our agency is a committed partner in this venture because we recognize that our greatest partners are the private landowners who own and control the vast majority of our state’s forests, and through them great things can be accomplished."